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Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Datum:Freitag 15 März 1963
Zeit:ca 13:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Fluggesellschaft:Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB
Kennzeichen: CP-707
Werknummer: 43547/204
Baujahr: 1951
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 36 / Insassen: 36
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 39 / Insassen: 39
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Tacora Volcano (   Peru)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Arica-Chacalluta Airport (ARI/SCAR), Chile
Flug nach:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivien
Flugnummer: 915
Unfallbericht:
The flight departed Arica at 13:27 for an 8-hour VFR flight at cruising flight level 170. The DC-6 struck the Chachacomani Peak.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A flight under visual flight rules was attempted below the minimum altitude indicated in the flight plan in weather conditions that were marginal for this type of operation and were associated with the severe turbulence which usually exists in that region (western area)."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume I, Circular 78-AN/66 (80-85)


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Distance from Arica-Chacalluta Airport to La Paz-El Alto Airport as the crow flies is 305 km (190 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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